VCE Surfing Physics Unit 3

  • Brian Shadwick
  • Science Press
  • 2017
  • ISBN: 9780855837426

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This book covers the Physics content specified in the Victorian Certificate of Education Physics Study Design. Sample data has been included for suggested experiments to give you practice to  reinforce practical work in class.
Each book in the Surfing series contains a summary, with occasional more detailed sections, of all the mandatory parts of the syllabus, along with questions and answers.
All types of questions – multiple choice, short response, structured response and free response – are provided.
Questions are written in exam style so that you will become familiar with the concepts of the topic and answering questions in the required way.
Answers to all questions are included.
A topic test at the end of the book contains an extensive set of summary questions. These cover every aspect of the topic, and are useful for revision and exam practice.

Table of Contents

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Area of Study 1 How Do Things Move Without Contact?
Gravitational Fields
1 Newton’s Laws of Gravitation
2 Gravitational Field
3 Gravitational Field – Analysing Experiments
4 Gravitational Field – Further Experiments
5 Gravitational Field and the Inverse Square Law
6 Gravitational Potential Energy
7 Changes in Gravitational Potential Energy 1
8 Changes in Gravitational Potential Energy 2
9 Gravity and the Normal Reaction
10 Circular Motion 1
Magnetic Fields
11 Magnets and Magnetic Fields
12 Magnetic Field Around Straight Conductors
13 Magnetic Fields and Solenoids
14 Moving Charges in Magnetic Fields
15 The Motor Effect
16 Conductors in Magnetic Fields 1
17 Analysing Experimental Results
18 Conductors in Magnetic Fields 2
19 Forces Between Parallel Conductors
20 Another Practical Analysis
21 Torque on a Coil
22 Simple DC Motors
23 Improving the Simple Motor
Electric Fields
24 Electric Fields
25 Electric Field and the Inverse Square Law
26 Electric Field Strength Near a Point Charge
27 Forces Between Electrostatic Charges
28 Force on a Charge in an Electric Field
29 Electric Field Strength Between Parallel Plates
30 Work Done By a Field
31 Particle Accelerators
Area of Study 2 How Are Fields Used to Move Electrical Energy?
Generation and Transmission of Electricity
32 Magnetic Flux and Flux Density
33 Faraday and Induction
34 Lenz’s Law and Straight Conductors
35 Lenz’s Law and Coils
36 The DC Generator
37 The AC Generator (Alternator)
38 Peak to Peak and RMS Voltage
39 Transformers
40 Transformers and Electricity Transmission
41 Advantages of Using AC
42 Impacts of AC on Society and the Environment
Area of Study 3 How Fast Can Things Go?
Newton’s Laws of Motion
43 Newton’s Laws of Motion
44 Motion on an Inclined Plane
45 Circular Motion 2
46 A Practical Analysis
47 Circular Motion on a Banked Curve
48 Newton, Circular Motion and Orbital Speed
49 Vertical Circular Motion
50 Projectile Motion
51 Projectile Motion Problems 1
52 Projectile Motion Problems 2
53 Projectile Motion Problems 3
54 Projectile Motion Problems 4
55 The Law of Conservation of Momentum
56 Analysing Experimental Data
57 Impulse and Momentum
58 Kinetic Energy (Ek)
Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity
59 Gravitational Potential Energy (EP)
60 Work, Energy and Force
61 Force-Displacement Graphs
62 Climbing Stairs
63 Conservation of Energy 1
64 Elastic and Inelastic Collisions
65 Hooke’s Law
66 Energy Stored in a Stretched Spring
67 Frames of Reference and the Principle of Relativity
68 Einstein’s Postulates
69 Einstein’s First Thought Experiment
70 Time Dilation
71 Length Contraction
72 Combined Relativity Questions
73 Muons and Special Relativity
74 Relativistic Mass
75 Energy and the Sun – The Proton-Proton Cycle
Topic Test
Data Sheet
Periodic Table

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